University of Vermont

Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ASCI)


Patricia Erickson 2008 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Dr. Pat EricksonAnimal Science Lecturer, Patricia Erickson, has received the 2008 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award which recognizes faculty for excellence in instruction including learning experiences outside the traditional classroom. Other areas considered for selection of this award were:  capacity to animate students and engage them in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; innovation in teaching methods and/or curriculum development; demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity; ability to motivate and challenge students; and evidence of excellent advising.  Dr. Erickson teaches Companion Animal Care & Management as well as Zoos, Exotics & Endangered Species; Advanced Zoos, Exotics & Endangered Species; and Companion Animal Medicine.  She also team teaches a course in the Dominican Republic entitled Community Empowerment through Grassroots Organization: a Travel Study in AIDs Education and Batey Life in the Dominican Republic and has taught a Wild Candids class during the summer in the Adirondacks.  Dr. Erickson received her DVM from Cornell University and has been teaching in the Animal Science department at UVM for 6 years.

ASCI Graduate Students Receive ADSA/ASAS Awards

Lindsay Lord & Jennie ScudderAnimal Science graduate students, Lindsay Lord and Jennie Scudder, received awards at the 2008 joint meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Science held in Indianapolis. Lindsay Lord's presentation, "Photoperiod regulates diurnal expression patterns of genes related to immune function in PBMC of heifers, authored by L.E. Lord, X.S. Revelo and T.B. McFadden, received second place in the ADSA/ASAS Northeast Section Graduate Competition. Jennie Scudder was awarded third place for her work entitled: "Colicin E1 and EDTA have Additive Antimicrobial Effects Against Escherichia coli Isolates in Bovine Milk," authored by J.M. Scudder, C.H. Stahl and M.R. Waldron.

Greene Wins 2008 Communication Award

Dr. Betsy GreeneDr. Betsy Greene, Associate Professor of Animal Science and Extension Equine Specialist at UVM, received the 2008 Communication Award in recognition of Excellence in Use of Communications Media from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. With over 30 national entries, Betsy was the national winner for her work with eXtension's HorseQuest website. Betsy is co-chair of the "HorseQuest Community of Practice" (, which includes over fifty national equine experts throughout the country.

2008 Young Scientist Award

Dr. Adam LockDr. Adam L. Lock, Assistant Professor of Animal Science at UVM, recently received the 2008 Young Scientist Award for Research for the Northeast by the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society for Animal Science. This highly competitive award is given in recognition of his outstanding contributions to animal and dairy science. Dr. Lock is noted for his research on the role of fats and lipids in animal and human nutrition as well as studies with ruminant nutrition.

Joseph E. Carrigan Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Thomas McFaddenAnimal Science Professor, Dr. Thomas B. McFadden, was awarded the Joseph E. Carrigan Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching on Honors' Day.  This award is created to recognize a faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for outstanding efforts in undergraduate teaching and advising and to emphasize that undergraduate instruction is a function of major importance.

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